Below is an excerpt from the City of Muscatine Tree Code:
3-11-8 Street Trees (Existing)
- All existing trees located within the public right-of-way as of the effective date of this Section shall be the responsibility of the adjacent property owner.
- Exception. Any street tree which is diseased, dead or otherwise poses an immediate threat to the public health and welfare shall be the responsibility of the City.
- It shall be the duty and right of the adjacent property owner to trim, remove, treat, or otherwise maintain all existing street trees in a manner that promotes the public health, safety, and welfare and in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.
The City of Muscatine’s entire tree code can be found here
. We encourage you to read the entire tree code before submitting any request.
If you are planning on planting a tree in a right-of-way, please see the city’s approved street tree list
In order to remove or plant a street tree adjacent to your property, a tree permit is required. Tree permits are available in the Parks and Recreation office at no cost.
If you would like to request the Parks and Recreation Department to come look at a street tree adjacent to your property, please submit the form below.